M. was born in 1895 in
Odessa, Ukraine. Her father was a commissioner. She
received a secular education. During a festivity
arranged by a brother, she performed with a song and
caught the attention of onyuezndikn Yiddish theatre
director Sabsey, to which she soon performed with in the
chorus, and after several years she went over to act in
operetta repertoire in second prima donna roles. In 1912
she performed in Krause's troupe, with whom she toured
across Turkey and Rumania.
Returning, she acted as a
prima donna in Rappel's troupe. In 1915 she toured with
a troupe as a soubrette-prima donna and "old comic". In
1918 she returned to Odessa and, after she had lost her
voice, went over to "old comic" roles which she had
performed in Avraham Fiszon's troupe. Here she married
actor Moshe Dovid Makharovsky, with whom she went with in
1921 to Paris and acted since then in various troupes,
even in Lodz.
During the outbreak of the
Second World War, she was found with her family in
France, where she was taken in by the Nazi invaders from
her home on 16 July 1942, together with her son, and led
away to somewhere and to be united by the Germans.
Her husband, the actor Moshe
Dovid Makharovsky ["Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre",
Vol. II, pp. 1216-1217], had shown up saved and living
in the land of Israel.
Sh. E. from
M. D. Makharovsky.
"Lexicon of the
Yiddish Theatre," Vol. II, Warsaw, 1934, pp. 1216.